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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 10, 2010 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: non Dead about TUNA

I was very surprised that not one person but me reported back about Tuna's Beacon 2night star filled gigs.I was there on Sat night which was the second show.I haven't been to the Beacon since before the restoration and the place was beautiful. The show started w/ Tuna doing about 4 songs themselves and the sound was fantaststic,even the drum mix was spot on. Now the guests started to come on w/
Pete Sears on piano then Steve Earle who played electric this night came and went.Now the bass player from the Allman Bros. started dueling w/ Jack and then comes Bob Weir w/ first a Gibson ES335 and then changed to an acoustic Martin to do Paint my Masterpiece .The
show ended about 12 and I've seen Tuna probably more times than the DEAD and I've got to tell you guys this was a very special night.They brought out a birhtday cake
guitar for some added fun. So if you like Tuna this was the one to see..

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 10, 2010 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

these were the Jorma birthday bash shows right? I'm on the WAY left Coast up North but would have loved to have been there. Funny, I've probably seen tuna and various Jorma solo lineups more than the Dead as well. So you being a huge fan and all - do you have that Sept 76 Syracuse NY show by chance? Would LOVE to replace my worn out cassette

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 10, 2010 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

Sorry I'm not a taper or collecter. I just go to shows,to many to remember as I lived in S.F. in the hey day. Just a few were the free gig at Vicente Park, Old Waldorf, Telegraph Ave in Berkely and a Cold Samon show in Marin . There are so many more and it amazes me the lack of response on the forum since these bands were kinda inter related. Thanks
LW

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 10, 2010 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

yeah but surprisingly there doesn't seem to be a huge inter relation in fan base. At least not here. Everybody hear knows what a Tuna fanatic I am. I'd gladly send you some but right now my computer is STILL down. Time to buy another but it's not really the best time of year for me

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 10, 2010 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

I think we all spoiled by the ease of access to the lion's share of the Dead's live performances . It's too bad HT doesn't allow their stuff in IA . It has always been a band I feel I should know better .

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 10, 2010 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

I'd have to hardely agree w/ you on that. For the most part
they or Jorma have never really taken time off so cash should not be a problem. I can see where tapeing through the board would be a hassel for some bands.There into merchandising all kinds of crap and he also runs his guitar school ranch farm whatever it is. They just don't like to give their product away for free. Lord knows there's enough of it to go around. Still Jormas' one of the best fingerpicker acoustic or electric players ever.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 10, 2010 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

" They just don't like to give their product away for free. "

then sell me some vintage stuff damn it! I like them when they were a little more raunchy. Don't get me wrong they're still impeccible players just not as dirty and Jack doesnt attack that sh*t the way he used to.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 10, 2010 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

At least they could do a vault type release series, or something .
You bring up one of the old things that was not so fun in the "good old days" . The guy who had the stuff you wanted, al ready had what you had . Again we a re pretty spoiled these days !
Something that the old guys should remember, the audience for this stuff, diminishes through time . The longer you sit on it , the more people will forget about it , To quote Pulp Fiction "Motherfuckers who thought their ass would age like wine" ...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 10, 2010 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: non Dead about TUNA

here's the problem I have with the stance - I read Jorma's reasoning for not allowing taping and it was a good one - some guy gave him sh*t about his setup and Jorma's like F that this is my music and the concert goers/audience comes first not the taper and the taper should have no" rights." so i COMPLETELY agree with that. Where it gets lame is the absolute shutdown of torrents even for stuff that has LONG LONG LONG been available and out there for trading. What's the big deal with that? Just as rigid as the Allman Bros. There's always snail mail trades and that's cool but the reality is that most people who have the stuff I want and don;t already have I would have to grovel for because they already have what I have. There's Tuna tunes but it's mainly not the vintage stuff I'm interested in. So if you aren't going to sell me what I want why can't people even torrent trade it?